Intercultural Programme


The Foyle Film Festival Education Programme will return with a diverse range of local and international films, presentations and hands-on workshops from Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 30.

The primary programme launches with the magical animation Smallfoot, an adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast. Smallfoot turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what other surprises might be waiting out there in the big world outside their snowy village.

Smallfoot - Official Trailer

The post-primary programme includes a special screening of They Shall Not Grow Old, a documentary featuring never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the First World War. Director Peter Jackson, best known for directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has created a new film using original footage from Imperial War Museums’ extensive archive, much of it previously unseen, alongside BBC and IWM interviews with servicemen who fought in the conflict. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail. “We’ve made a movie to show the human experience of the First World War… I hope it will give students a real sense of what it was like.” Director Peter Jackson

They Shall Not Grow Old | Official Trailer | In Cinemas 16 October 2018

Foyle Film Festival marks the important role of women in history with special screenings of The Guardians and RBG. The Guardians pays tribute to the role of women during the First World War as they look after hearth and home while their menfolk fight and die on the battlefield. While, to mark the Centenary of the 1918 Suffrage Act, the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is highlighted in RBG. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RGB) is a lifelong champion of women’s rights with a breathtaking legal legacy established over six decades. When she embarked on her law career in the 1950s she was one of only nine women in a class of several hundred at Harvard Law School, and the dean accused those women of taking seats that should have gone to men!

RBG - Trailer

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the launch of the Moving Image Arts (MIA) Showcase, in collaboration with CCEA, as an annual celebration of the talent, imagination and creativity of the MIA students. The festival will mark this important anniversary with the introduction of The Moving Images Arts Student Programme at this year’s Shorts To Features Conference.

To book contact the education co-ordinator Christopher Morrison on or call 028 7126 0562.